Things To Do In Chesterton

Visit the European Market
     Join the Chamber for the continuation of the European Market, Northwest Indiana’s premier outdoor artisan and farmers’ market every Saturday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm on Third Street and Broadway in historic downtown Chesterton Continue Reading . . . 

Hooked On Art Festival
     The  Annual Hooked on Art Festival  takes place at Thomas Centennial Park in Chesterton, Indiana on the 3rd Saturday in September from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.  The festival, hosted by The Artistic Recovery non-profit organization. Known for it’s chalk art contest, the event brings local communities together to celebrate art in its many forms and promote the message that “family  Continue Reading . . . 

Visit The Indiana Dunes
The 15,000-acre Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was re-designated by President Donald Trump as America’s 61st National Park. This is the first national park in Indiana, which has 15 miles of beach along the shores of Lake Michigan. Continue Reading . . .

Chesterton Art Center

The Chesterton Art Center has been an active part of the community for many decades and is the host of the 61st Annual Chesterton Art Fair taking place the frist weekend in August at Dogwood Park. The Art Center so sponsors the Annual Art After Dark Gala.  Each week, the Chesterton Art Center hosts an average of (8) children’s classes for kids ages 3-16, as well as adult classes in a variety of topic Continue Reading . . .


Visit Mount Baldy
A local quiet but majestic attraction is Mount Baldy, just off U.S. 12, named for the lack of plant life on its dunes. For you history buffs, just east of Mount Baldy is the former site of the famed Hoosier Slide, the once 194-foot sand dune and tourist attraction whose sand was used for the making of glass and steel by local industries  Continue Reading . . .
Native Plant Sale
Mark your calendars for the Friends of Indiana Dunes Annual Plant Sale held every year on a Saturday in the middle of April from 8am till 1pm. The Native Plant Sale will again be held at the Indiana Dunes Tourism Visitor Center Continue Reading . .

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Maple Sugar Time
    Native Americans discovered maple sap.  Since it has the consistency of water, it is believed that they mistook it for water seeping from the maple tree and cooked with it, leading to the realization of its sweetness.  They used fire, wood, clay pots and rocks.  The rocks were heated in the fire and then used to st Continue Reading . . . 

Chesterton Art Fair
     The Annual Chesterton Art Fair features more than 80 “juried” artists including residents of Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties and is THE Art Event of the year will be held the first weekend in August The benefit of having a “juried art show” is that you really get quality art when it’s a juried fair. Continue Reading  . .


Visit the Dunes Learning Center
     Immersed in nature, Dunes Learning Center connects learners of all ages with the natural world through lessons in conservation and sustainability led by professional educators in an outdoor classroom. Students learn from hands-on experiences,      Continue Reading . . . 

Apples Festival
    Celebrate autumn with an Apples Festival at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s historic Chellberg Farm on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22nd 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Fun is the theme of the weekend interleaved with the celebration of the all American Apple.     Continue Reading . . . 


Go to The Beach!
   The Northwest Indiana Region is home to miles and miles of sandy beaches along Lake Michigan. There are 14 different beaches from Whiting to Michigan City. Below is a description for your enjoyment. If you go, remember to use sunscreen and have flip flops the sand is very hot. For A Complete List of Area Splash Pads and Pools, Continue Reading . . . 


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Dunes Learning Center
Indiana Dunes Becomes a National Park
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Chautauqua in the Dunes
Lake Michigan Beaches
Free Beach Shuttles at Indiana Dunes
Birding Festival (May)
Maple Sugar Time (Spring)
Visit Mount Baldy
Outdoor Adventure Festival (Fall)

Apples Festival (Fall)
Local Family Fun Amusement Parks

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